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John Tocher surveys the free music landscape for new and old releases encompassing the realms of avant garde, experimental, electronic, musique concréte, industrial, dada-ist music. A transplant from the Los Angeles area, he now makes his home in southeast Texas near the border with Louisiana --deep in swamp country, where the ambiance is enhanced by cicadas and the occasional hurricane.

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There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an...
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And again, the dark street. The dark, dark street. The women out shopping for the evening meal of course, and baby carriage and the silver bicycle were already painted out by the darkness; most of the commuters too were already in place in their filing-drawer houses. A half-forsaken chasm of time.... - Kōbō Abe, The Ruined Map start artist title 00:00 Atilio Doreste Respiro 01:18 Kirill Platonkin In The Dream Fields 08:37 Kirill Platonkin Stellar Breath 14:06 Esa Ruoho Preparazione 19:18...
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The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians. - Alan Moore, De Abaitua interview (1998) start artist title 00:00 sorrow stream No hope 03:56 Scott Lawlor & Oystein Jorgensen The Next Dimension 10:18 Neon Lotus V 27:04 Mikael Hirsz Self Medication 65:22 天 島 101:03 Astral & Shit snow 104:02 Grove of Whispers LIVE
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The original is unfaithful to the translation. - Jorge Luis Borges start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers (featuring pixyblink ) Carmilla 21:49 Wings Of An Angel Your Dominatrix Had A Brain Transplant Under My Knives 94:13 Grove of Whispers Live
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We have numerous, extremely naïve assumptions built into our thinking, and our most venerable explanatory engines , such as science, happen also to be our oldest explanatory engines, and therefore they have built into them the most naïve and unexamined assumptions. - Terence McKenna, Psychedelic Society (1984) A show where I remix only my own music... It starts with a live remix of the horror film " Carnival of Souls ", but since that and " Island of Lost Souls " are a...
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God was gone; it was the silence of his departure. It was a rainy night. It was the myth of the rainy night . - Jack Kerouac, On the Road (1957) start artist title 00:00 deafness Wuornos 01:31 Grove of Whispers Vulture: Carrion Forest (live remix) 43:28 Mystified External Pulse 55:31 Harmony & Decay Rapid Eye Movement 64:13 Demagolka Bloodfen 78:59 Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt Assembled without manipulation 86:47 BAUMANN.electronics Overwhelming Gravitational Attraction of Coma Cluster...
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There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we listen and dream , we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try to remember, we are dulled and prosaic with the poison of life. But some of us awake in the night with strange phantasms of enchanted hills and gardens, of fountains that sing in the sun, of golden cliffs overhanging murmuring seas, of plains that stretch down to sleeping cities of...
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I believe that the truth of the matter is far more terrifying, that the real truth that dare not speak itself is that no one is in control, absolutely no one. This stuff is ruled by the equations of dynamics and chaos. There may be entities seeking control, but to seek control is to take enormous aggravation upon yourself. It's like trying to control a dream . - Terence McKenna, Dreaming Awake at the End of Time (1998) start artist title 00:00 Ombient Live on Sadayatana 59:19 Bing Satellites...
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Hustlers of the world, there is one Mark you cannot beat: The Mark Inside . - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) start artist title 00:00 Mister Vapor Constant Revisited 15:05 Sons Of Dagon The Whisperer In The Darkness 21:16 Subterrestrial Transmission 14 31:34 Dr. Else Hauf Houston 38:21 mhz_ winter potatum 41:47 TTAATTOO & Oystein Jorgensen Waterworld 49:26 Stonemaker Slow Death 61:11 Sons Of Dagon The Rats In The Walls 68:11 Stonemaker Sage Smoke 80:32 Dr. Else Hauf Lurch 87:28...
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I wasn't too much in the mood to play other people's music tonight so I just played live as grove of whispers. For a bit there my midi controller was totally out of control. It still sounded good though. I gave it a good talking to. These people were worthy of love and admiration in their blind loyalty, in their blind strength and tenacity. With the exception of one small thing , one tiny little thing, they lacked nothing that the sage and thinker had, and that was the consciousness of the...
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So in America when the sun goes down and I sit on the old broken-down river pier watching the long, long skies over New Jersey and sense all that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the West Coast, and all that road going, all the people dreaming in the immensity of it, and in Iowa I know by now the children must be crying in the land where they let the children cry, and tonight the stars'll be out, and don't you know that God is Pooh Bear? the evening star must be...
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All over the world major museums have bowed to the influence of Disney and become theme parks in their own right. The past, whether Renaissance Italy or ancient Egypt, is reassimilated and homogenized into its most digestible form. Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonise past and future . The same trend can be seen in personal relationships, in the way people are expected to package themselves, their emotions and sexuality in attractive and...
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...among aviaries of magic transcendent birds recognizing my awakening mind with sweet weird cries (the pathless lark), in the ethereal perfume, mysteriously an­cient, the bliss of the Buddha-fields, I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted... - Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums (1958) start artist title 00:00 Public Domain A Hole Concept 01:14 John Tocher Cinema of Porcelain Fur 11:00 The Unnameable This No Human Creature May Do 15:13 Abominations of Yondo...
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A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - Yoko Ono start artist title 00:00 Hermann Hesse Siddhartha (chopped and screwed) 01:48 Jeff Sampson and Mystified Convergence at the mouth 11:57 Consciousness Prism, M.Nomized & William Spivey The Big Sleep 20:40 Adolf Hitler Some Hitler Speech (chopped and screwed) 21:01 The Development of Shape 1.2 (nojoined remix) 28:40 Dallas Simpson The Ferroenquinologist's Dream 32:29 Acclimate V.1 Always These...
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After the commonplaces of everyday life, with their muffled dramas , all my organic expertise for dealing with physical injury had long been blunted or forgotten. The crash was the only real experience I had been through for years. - J.G. Ballard, Crash start artist title 00:00 Krispen Hartung The Ambient Wasp 01:05 Khate Basic 05:45 RedSk Liquor Store Raid (Ethanol VS Blood Mix by Pollux) 08:48 Christian Galarreta hbtcn Bs As 10:41 Vanishing Point Low Flying Aircraft 11:15 Christian Galarreta...
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Why should this propensity to seek beauty in darkness be so strong only in Orientals? The West too has known a time when there was no electricity, gas, or petroleum, yet so far as I know the West has never been disposed to delight in shadows . Japanese ghosts have traditionally no feet; Western ghosts have feet, but are transparent. As even this trifle suggests, pitch darkness has always occupied our fantasies, while in the West even ghosts are clear as glass. This is true too of our household...
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At the center of religion is love. I love you and I forgive you. I am like you and you are like me. I love all people. I love the world . I love creating. Everything in our life should be based on love. - Ray Bradbury, as quoted in "Sci-fi legend "Ray Bradbury on God, 'monsters and angels'" by John Blake, CNN : Living (2010) start artist title 00:00 encephala The Magic Lantern 04:35 Janes scenic drive in the country of her eyes 05:11 Dronny Darko Asperatus (Remixed by Antropik)...
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A mix of field recordings from my porch and in front of my house, rain and cicadas and drones. Some experimental music, some noise. Was a strange show. I had to go where the sound led me. Thank you to Mystified for creating his " Polka Drones ". I had challenged him as kind of a dare over Jack Hertz kidding me about the 78s I play at the end of my show (as if polka music could be a bad thing.) Mystified pulled through admirably. I knew he would... A track from the new The Implicit...
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I remembered a phrase, 'the ephemeral city ,' that I had come across in a book at school. Yes, ephemeral was the right word, I decided: before anyone realized it--even the people living there--the streets would have changed into something different. Today's streets were not tomorrow's, nor were tomorrow's those of the day after.... - Yukio Mishima, Cigarette (1946) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers Nixon: I am not a crook 06:14 M27 Moon 06:40 M27 The Dumbell Nebula 17:48 M27 Alberio...
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The show opens with a mashup of a numbers station recording by Sealord and Life's Darker Than Death: " Silence ". Then new from Impulsive Habitat , Jan Kees-Helms: " Barcelona ". Several tracks from the new Brownian Motion contact microphone compilation are featured: " Coupe Of Negation Theorem As Contact Trickery ". And again, several tracks from The Chestnut Tree compilation are featured. Really great stuff. The show closes with another 78 digitized for your...
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A light here required a shadow there . - Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (1927) start artist title 00:00 John Tocher Wedding Chat (remixed field recording) 01:39 Tribe Of Astronauts At The Edge Of The Forest 33:12 Artificial Memory Trace Diluvio (extract) 37:40 Nux Vomica The Artifacts of Visitacion (a suite) 56:03 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 03: Desolation 59:26 Ars Sonor & The Implicit Order Level 04: Revelation 66:03 David Michael El Yunque 81:06 Atilio Doreste The Sound...
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Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory. Good culture is born of a good disposition; and since the cause is more to be praised than the effect, I will rather praise a good disposition without culture , than good culture without the disposition. - Leonardo da Vinci, Notebook 19 start artist title 00:00 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films Man and His Culture (1954) 01:47 Mystified Dead Souls 04:34 Another Neglected Hobby Beeswax and Rust 29:18...
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The last two hours is just me playing live. Some of the new Rain release from webbed hand is heard too. Somnaphon: Rain 1 . Love those rain releases . Also, some of an album I am working on gets played. Making music is fun. I hope you like it as much as I do. A poetess who had died young of cancer had said in one of her poems that for her, on sleepless nights, 'the night offers toads and black dogs and corpses of the drowned.' - Yasunari Kawabata, House of the Sleeping Beauties (1961) start...
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The only experience of time that one can have is of a subjective time that is created by one's own mental processes, but in relationship to the Newtonian universe there is no time whatsoever. One exists in eternity, one has become eternal, the universe is aging at a staggering rate all around one in this situation, but that is perceived as a fact of this universe — the way we perceive Newtonian physics as a fact of this universe. One has transited into the eternal mode. One is then apart from...
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Tonight's show was mostly a mix of music released last week by Edu Comelles in his guise as Mensa and a various field recordings by... me. I really like the music of Edu Comelles and his label audiotalia.net . I think you will too. New from Impulsive Habitat : David Velez's " Forma y percepción ". A few more tracks from the new release at otium.ru Seetyca & Etheocles Stevens: " Sulphur VI ". Also new from Webbed Hand Records , tracks from the new Ice Guild Kaiser "...
Topics: drone, dark ambient, soundscapes, podcast, alozeau & edu comelles, chris whitehead, david...